What does it take to get food from the farm to your fork? It all starts with a seed. But not just any old seed. One that’s been optimized for performance at the hands of a plant breeder. Plant breeding is part art, part science, and the people who make it their life’s work are tasked with one of the biggest global challenges today — to feed more people with fewer resources.
The Plant Breeding Stories podcast spotlights those who will help feed the world by developing more sustainable, productive crops. It highlights some of the challenges facing agriculture today, including government regulations, climate change, urban sprawl, changing consumer demands for food and sustainability. Through the eyes of the breeders interviewed, we hope to share diverse perspectives about plants, food, science, and humanity that will inspire, entertain, and intrigue you.